International Programmes 2019/2020

MA Interior Design MA Interior Design

Berlin International University of Applied Sciences • Berlin

Master of Arts
Teaching language
  • English

The Master's programme in Interior Design is fully taught in English.

Programme duration
4 semesters
Winter semester
Application deadline

1 September

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Additional information on tuition fees

The tuition fees depend on the options students choose. For the one-year option, students will need to pay 6,000 EUR per semester. Whereas, students who choose the two-year option need to pay 4,800 EUR per semester.

Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

The Master's programme in Interior Design at Berlin International – University of Applied Sciences offers a range of advanced tools and skills in the wider field of interior and spatial design. If you are interested in an international programme with a strong focus on conceptual thinking, project work, and a combination of theoretical dispute with real world tasks, then this is for you! We offer a four-semester programme option as well as a two-semester option. Taught exclusively in English, with teaching staff as well as students from all over the globe, this programme is not only one of a kind in Berlin but is unique in all of Germany. The international and intercultural perspective allows for an easier way into the global job market. Additionally, the high ratio of lecturers to students with close, individual support facilitates the development of individual positions and the ability to take up leading roles in complex interdisciplinary design contexts.

Course organisation

The Master's programme in Interior Design takes place in two ways: students can choose either the one-year option or the two-year option. Depending on this, the course plan varies. The MA programme aims to prepare for a career in the field of spatial design, especially in complex, concept-driven and interdisciplinary contexts. During the programme, we will equip you with a number of tools to analyse, consider, and design space and to successfully communicate your design concepts. Creative, critical, and structured thinking; problem-solving skills; adaptability; an international outlook; interdisciplinary experience; and intercultural competence are of special importance for the programme.

The study period contains modules that expand on the basis of the foundation that was previously introduced in the basic study period. It consists of design projects, research seminars, electives, and more.

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A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • Courses are led with foreign partners
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
  • International comparisons and thematic reference to the international context
Special promotion / funding of the programme
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Additional information on tuition fees

The tuition fees depend on the options students choose. For the one-year option, students will need to pay 6,000 EUR per semester. Whereas, students who choose the two-year option need to pay 4,800 EUR per semester.

Semester contribution
Funding opportunities within the university
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university
Berlin International offers scholarships that consist of a 25% reduction of the tuition fee. A scholarship is granted for an academic year and covers the 12 months of a winter semester and a summer semester. Applications can be submitted by students who are admitted to one of the study programmes during the two weeks following the official start of the winter semester.
Academic Admission Requirements
  • Abitur, Fachabitur, Studienkolleg, ÖSYM, YÖS, IB Diploma, GCE A Level, SAT, ACT, Secondary School Certificate, or other international equivalent (Check ANABIN for country-specific regulations or consult us.)
  • Bachelor's degree certificate and transcript 
  • English language skills (see below)
Language requirements

Applicants must provide proof of their English skills (C1 or above): 

  • TOEFL PBT: 600
  • TOEFL IBT: 95
  • IELTS (Academic): 7
  • Cambridge FCE: C1
  • PTE Academic: 65
  • IB Diploma: English A or B at HL
  • BI "English Language Proficiency Exam": PASS

If an applicant's English language skills are not yet advanced enough, an English language preparatory course is offered.

Application deadline

1 September

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Possibility of finding part-time employment

Berlin offers ample opportunities for a wide range of student jobs. German language skills are an advantage.

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Specialist counselling
  • Cultural and linguistic preparation
  • Visa matters

Berlin International University of Applied Sciences

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Berlin International University of Applied Sciences was founded as part of a growing international network of university campuses, offering students a cutting-edge, international study experience and an ideal preparation for careers in the increasingly globalised, modern business environment. Berlin International is built on the experience of offering courses from six different study areas in Berlin as part of the BAU Global Network. Since 2012, we have offered courses in Berlin, built our modern campus, and started to welcome students to our own study programmes in 2014/15.
Berlin International University of Applied Sciences is a non-profit institution designed to enrich the higher education landscape in Germany. Currently, Berlin International consists of two faculties, the Faculty of Business Administration and the Faculty of Architecture & Design. An expansion is planned for the mid-term future with regard to programmes in Preschool Education and Health Care (especially Senior Health Care).
Internationality and interculturality are central features of the university. In Berlin - one of the most important metropolises in Europe - students and scholars from all over the world learn to deal with the challenges of a progressively globalising world. The language of instruction in all study programmes is English. Additionally, in order to further advance students' international career opportunities, language courses will be offered as elective courses. A central component of all study programmes will also be general skills training in areas such as presentation skills, self-organisation, intercultural communication, and business plan and concept development.
Our goal is to offer a challenging, innovative, and practice-oriented education that advances the cultural and linguistic potential of our students. A good teacher-to-student and staff-to-student ratio will allow for individual support and close counselling of all students. With an English language-based, interdisciplinary-oriented education, our students will gain excellent foundations for an international career.
In addition to this strong focus on the education of our students, Berlin International also distinguishes itself from the majority of universities of applied sciences by placing an equally strong focus on excellence in research. For this reason, our university features a stand-alone research institute located between and supporting our two faculties. At this institute, scholars from Berlin International and partner institutions cooperate on state-of-the-art research initiatives in the fields of design, economics, and social sciences.
Berlin International University of Applied Sciences will swiftly become a unique and highly visible part of the higher education landscape in Berlin. We invite all interested students, researchers, and institutional partners to contact us about opportunities for study, cooperation, and exchange.

76 Different nationalities studying and teaching at Berlin International
83 Percentage of international students

University Location

It is no coincidence that Berlin was chosen to host the new Berlin International University of Applied Sciences campus. Berlin is one of the most innovative and exciting cities in contemporary Europe, as well as the city that is most attractive and in demand specifically for university students. Berlin International's students will have the opportunity to learn about German culture, politics, history, and daily life while easily getting to know their new home with the help of many internationally-oriented businesses and services throughout the city. Additionally, life in Berlin is made easy for Berlin International's students thanks to the opportunity to book a place in one of the university's student apartments.
Berlin is a city of science and research. More than 200,000 people from all over the world work, study, and do research at more than 30 universities and 60 research institutions throughout Berlin. Excellent university and state libraries as well as museums provide a stimulating intellectual atmosphere. Berlin International University of Applied Sciences maintains partnerships with many universities and scientific institutions in Berlin, and organises joint activities for our students.
The special atmosphere and charm of Berlin are a result of its very distinct urban character. It is the largest and most lively urban centre in Germany - a hub of government, business, and culture - and at the same time, it is Germany's greenest city, with two large rivers, hundreds of parks, and large forests that offer great opportunities to spend time outdoors. The city boasts more than 170 museums, many theatres, and three state operas. Throughout the year, festivals of music, theatre, and cinema take place in Berlin. In addition, the city has become known all over the world for its young lifestyle, its night life, cafés, and bars. Berlin has also become a centre of global fashion design, with large annual fairs such as the "Berlin Fashion Week".